KARACHI Oct 25,2021
The Supreme Court has summoned Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah immediately for delay in the implementation of the apex court order in Orangi and Gujjar nullahs eviction cases to ask about why court orders did not take seriously.
SC Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed came down on the Sindh government Monday morning, asked Attorney General to sit down as Chief Minister is being summoned.
The Supreme Court is taking up the issue of delays in the compensation to the people who lost their homes through forced evictions at the Orangi and Gujjar nullahs.A bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan and Justice Qazi Amin is hearing a case in the Supreme Court Karachi Registry regarding removal of encroachments, circular railway, rehabilitation of Orangi and Gujranwala victims.
During the hearing, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed asked the Sindh attorney general for updates on compensation to be provided to over 6,000 affectees of Orangi and Gujar Nullah . The court asked what has been the progress so far and what the ground realities were.
The attorney general, however, could not satisfy the court. “Summon Sindh CM immediately, we will ask from him if they are trying to make fun of the court,” the chief justice said.
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court released a written order in the anti-encroachment case and ordered the authorities to compensate the people whose leased houses have been demolished in the drive along Orangi and Gujjar nullahs.